President Obama and other top democrats have vowed to put an end to gerrymandering—which they’re claiming is the reason for the widespread loss of seats that democrats have experienced across the country.
Check it out (per Fox News):
Former President Obama and other top Democrats are focusing efforts on state-level races and ending the reconfiguring of voting districts through the politically-laden process known as gerrymandering — a combined effort to end “Trump-ism” and help their party regain control of Congress and legislatures across the country.
Obama indicated before leaving the White House last fall that his short-term, post-presidency focus will be on General Assembly races and redistricting after the 2020 Census.
And 2016 presidential candidate former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has become the most recent high-profile Democrat to take up the cause.
“America needs non-partisan redistricting commissions,” O’Malley said at Boston College Law School, where he’s now a visiting professor. “This simple reform … must become the new norm of American democracy. … How can we expect people to vote if their voice has been carved into irrelevance by a political map ahead of time?”
Two parts of this are a little bit outrageous, the first being the obvious—that democrats continue to deny the real reason(s) they lost nationwide on election day.
The second is that there are plenty of districts across the country gerrymandered to benefit democrats, so their attempt at distancing themselves from what is by-and-large a bipartisan practice is laughable.
If democrats continue to miss the mark, they’ll inevitably continue to lose.